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Richard J. Clark has served since 1989 as Music Director and Organist at Saint Cecilia Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. For the Archdiocese of Boston, he directed the Office of Divine Worship Saint Cecilia Schola. His compositions have been performed on four continents.
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“Vatican II did not say anything about the direction of the celebrant. […] I love both directions of celebrating Mass. Both are full of meaning for me. Both help me to encounter Christ—and that is, after all, the purpose of the liturgy.”
— Christoph Cardinal Schönborn (February 2007)

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“Requiem pour une américaine à Paris” on “Sounds from the Spires”
published 11 October 2013 by Richard J. Clark

NSPIRED BY THE GREGORIAN CHANT propers of the Requiem Mass, the CD Requiem pour une américaine à Paris was recently featured on “Sounds from the Spires” on SIRIUS XM 129 Radio, The Catholic Channel.

Trumpet player, Richard Kelley and I had the opportunity to speak with the program’s host, Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music for Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Dr. Pascual is an incredibly down to earth and welcoming host!

PODCAST Listen here to the program broadcast on 10.6.2013:


The CD is available for purchase ($9.99) and for download ($6.93) (Also available on iTunes)

You may listen and follow the scores below on YouTube. (Score available at RJC Cecilia Music)

      YouTube:  I. Introit | Requiem aeternam” [video]
      YouTube:  II. Gradual | Requiem aeternam [video]
      YouTube:  III. Dies Irae [video]
      YouTube:  IV. Jubilis! [video]
      YouTube:  V. Offertory | Domine Jesu Christe” [video]
      YouTube:  VI. Communion | Lux aeterna [video]
      YouTube:  VII. Last Farewell [video]

BONUS PODCAST! Here is my 2012 interview on “Sounds from the Spires.”